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Alumna Olja Simoska Receives Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship

The American Chemical Society has awarded the Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship to alumna Olja Simoska. Olja received her PhD from UT Austin in 2019, under the supervision of Keith Stevenson and Jason Shear. She is currently a postdoc in Shelley D. Minteer's group at the University of Utah. For her Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral ...

Kanchan Aggarwal Receives Safety-First Leadership Fellowship

Graduate student Kanchan Aggarwal is the recipient of the second annual Safety-First Leadership Fellowship awarded in the Department of Chemistry. Kanchan was selected based on her ambitious proposal where she will provide the leadership structure in expanding the role of the Chemistry Student Safety Organization (CSSO) by various safety initiative...

Juliette Strasser Receives Safety-First Leadership Fellowship

We are pleased to announce Juliette Strasser, a graduate student in the Crooks’ group, as the first recipient of the new Safety-First Leadership Fellowship. Juliette proposed the creation of a set of safety-themed slides that will be shown prior to each departmental seminar (one slide per seminar). A call for safety slides will be issued soon and p...

Olja Simoska Awarded ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship

Graduate student Olja Simoska, member of the Keith Stevenson and Jason Shear research groups, is the recipient of an American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship sponsored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP). This competitive fellowship recognizes outstanding research ability ...
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Two Chemistry Students Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

The National Science Foundation has announced that they will be awarding 28 prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships to University of Texas at Austin students, including two from the Department of Chemistry - graduate student James Daniel​ Sanders and undergraduate Danny Quang Thach. The annual fellowship ho...

Zachary Kasun Awarded ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship

Graduate student Zachary Kasun of the Krische Group is a 2015-2016 recipient of the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship. The Division of Organic Chemistry annually awards fellowships to outstanding third and fourth year graduate students in organic chemistry. The program has awarded more than 300 fellowships since 1...

Graduate student Edward Evans receives NSF fellowship

Department of Chemistry graduate student, Edward Evans has been awarded a graduate fellowship by the National Science Foundation.  Edward works in the lab of Professor Charles "Buddie" Mullins where his research focuses on renewable energy.  Edward received a B.A. in Chemistry from Wabash College in May 2013.  

Michael Cammarata Receives ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship

Michael Cammarata, of the Brodbelt group, received a 2015 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship.  This highly competitive fellowship is given to graduate students in the field of analytical chemistry with a strong record of accomplishments.  Michael is completing his fourth year in the graduate program at UT, and the AC...

Graduate Students Receive Faraday Fellowship

Congratulations to graduate students Julia Aponte (Brodbelt group), Rebika Shrestha (Webb group), and Aaron Teator (Bielawski group) on receiving the Faraday Fellowship. The Faraday Fellowship is a teaching award given annually to our graduate students who serve as Teaching Assistants for general chemistry lectures and/or labs, based on nomination ...

Students Receive NSF Funding

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has posted the recipients of their 2014 Graduate Research Fellowship. Graduate students Jeffrey Dick, Rynne Ambrose, and Paul Nunez were offered awards and Alan Meis was named an honorable mention. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate ...
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Josephine Cunningham and Nicholas Brenes Receive NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to graduate students Josephine Cunningham and Nicholas Brenes, of the Crooks Group, on receiving fellowships through the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program, a program funded by NASA's Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP).   The graduate fellowship seeks to support th...